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23 NEPTUNE COURT, VANGUARD WAY, CARDIFF, CF24 5PJ, WALES
Tel:
Work 02920 447667
Fax:
Fax 02920 489041
DX:
33066 CARDIFF
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Jane Lang

Tel:
Work 029 2044 7649
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Healthcare.

Position

Jane is a healthcare specialist with extensive experience in acting for and advising doctors and dentists through their defence organisations and on a private basis in respect of disciplinary work at the GMC and GDC, and hearings before PCTs and health boards. She is also instructed to handle criminal matters and regularly represents clinicians at Coroner’s Inquests and public inquiries. Her practice includes providing general healthcare advisory service. She also has experience in defending clinicians and trusts in clinical negligence claims.

Career

Qualified 1991.


London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

BLM 'retains a core of highly skilled and experienced professional disciplinary lawyers whose abilities are second to none; they are able to call upon a breadth of experience across a range of disciplinary areas, including before the major professional disciplinary bodies such as the GMC and GDC, as well as experience in the criminal courts on behalf of healthcare professionals whose alleged misconduct also amounts to criminal offences'. The practice acts for healthcare clients throughout the UK and Ireland; it recently represented a former medical director at UC24 in a General Medical Council investigation and Medical Practitioners Tribunal hearing into allegations that he failed to action over 150 test results, reports and letters in his practice as a GP and failed adequately to manage his responsibilities as medical director. The key London partners are Rosie Shapiro, whose practice encapsulates clinical negligence claims, professional discipline and regulatory and judicial review and is 'extremely bright and analytical, sees straight to the point, has excellent client handling skills, and gives clear advice'; and recently promoted partner Adam Weston, who 'has a calm, reassuring manner and can defuse what are often stressful situations for his clients'. In Manchester, head of the firm’s professional discipline and regulatory practice group Clare Chapman 'has considerable experience in challenging cases, with a personable style that belies her immense talents'; Katie Costello is 'known for her insight and no-nonsense approach and provides strength and depth to the team, having successfully practised in this field for many years'; and Lisa Jones is 'switched on and gets to grips with a case with ease'. Other recommended advisers include Cardiff-based Jane Lang, who heads the healthcare advice and inquest practice group; while former head of the health and care sector Juliette Mellman-Jones became Medico legal director of the MPI Group.

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Wales: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

Headed by the 'experienced' Jane Lang as part of the broader healthcare advice and inquest practice group, BLM has 'significant experience in defending healthcare trusts' against clinical negligence claims, as well as in medical inquest work. Although she is better known for her work advising healthcare practitioners in disciplinary and regulatory matters, solicitor Sarah Price  also has experience of dealing with clinical negligence claims which follow on from inquests and regulatory matters. Clients include Medical Protection, Dental Protection and National Pharmacy Association.

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